Anna man indicted on multiple charges

A Union County grand jury has returned multiple indictments against a local man.

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Friday, Nov. 30, that the grand jury had returned indictments against Benton T. Poirier, 33, of 1870 Old Highway 51 North in rural Anna.

Poirier is charged with five counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, all Class X felonies, and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, all Class 2 felonies.

Poirier is alleged to have committed acts of sexual conduct with children under 13 years of age between 2005 and 2012.

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